Tarlac City, June 24, 2021 – A total of thirty-five (35) FUSO Canter Commute Class II Modern PUVs were turned over to Tarlac City-based Murcia-Tarlac–Capas-Bamban Transport Service Cooperative (MTCB TSC) by Sojitz Fuso Philippines Corporation (SFP) and Best Southern Genesis Motors Incorporated – Fuso Kawit (BFK). The fleet formed a long caravan along major highways in the Metro traveling from Kawit, Cavite, as they showcase the reliability and strong performance of FUSO Modern PUVs on the road.
On June 24, Thursday, was the official launch of the Modern PUVs. Mr. Noriyuki Sekita, Executive Vice President of SFP, stated, “We are truly proud to share with you the strength, capability, and reliability of the FUSO Canter Commute PUV. This Modern PUV is compliant with the Philippine National Standards. We are confident that this fleet will serve the Tarlaqueños with the best of its quality. With this model passing FUSO’s International Standards, we assure you of an environment-friendly fleet that boasts safety and comfort for both the citizens and its drivers.” SFP and Fuso Kawit ensured MTCB TSC that these units will serve their purpose in transporting Tarlaqueños around the city with a guaranteed safe, dependable, and comfortable ride.
Present also in the ceremony is Ms. Susan Yap, Governor of Tarlac Province, Honorable Jose Antonio Feliciano, Mayor of Bamban, Honorable Andy Lacson, Mayor of Concepcion, Honorable Reynaldo Catacutan, Mayor of Capas, Honorable Cristy Angeles, Mayor of Tarlac City, Mr. Rogelio Y. Cura, MTCB TSC’s Chairman, as well as representatives from Department of Transportation, local government units, BSGMI and SFP. It was held at MTCB TSC’s Terminal Compound, in Brgy. San Nicolas, Bamban, Tarlac.
Despite the pandemic, FUSO Philippines, together with its dealers, remain steadfast in pursuing the vision to provide products and services of the best quality around the country.
FUSO at a Glance
FUSO is a brand of commercial vehicles manufactured by Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) and Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV). Currently, FUSO represents a holistic line-up of products and services that match the needs of customers in over 170 markets. The FUSO product positioning covers a wide spectrum, from robust and economic trucks for growth regions, to cutting-edge mobility solutions with industry-leading technology and reduced environmental impact. FUSO is particularly renowned for its offerings in the light-duty segment – the Canter light-duty truck claims the top share in various markets around the world. Throughout the decades, FUSO trucks and buses have leveraged Japanese quality and craftsmanship to set benchmarks in efficiency, safety, and comfort.
MFTBC at a Glance
Based in Kawasaki, Japan, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) is one of Asia’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturers, with 89.29% of its shares owned by Daimler Truck AG and 10.71% by various Mitsubishi group companies. An icon in the Japanese commercial vehicle industry with a longstanding history of more than 85 years with its FUSO brand, MFTBC manufactures a range of commercial vehicles including light, medium, and heavy-duty trucks and buses, and industrial engines for over 170 markets worldwide. In 2017, MFTBC introduced the eCanter all-electric light-duty truck as a series-production model and in 2019, the Super Great – Japan’s first heavy-duty truck fitted with Level 2 Automated Driving Support Technology, a benchmark in the Japanese commercial vehicle market. MFTBC operates under the umbrella of Daimler Trucks Asia, together with its partner organization Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV) in India. This strategic unit allows the entities to collaborate on areas such as product development, parts sourcing, and production to provide the best value to customers.
Daimler Trucks Asia at a Glance
Daimler Trucks Asia (DTA), under Daimler Truck AG, is an organizational unit that jointly operates Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) – an icon in the Japanese commercial vehicle industry with more than 85 years of history with its FUSO brand – and Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV), an up and rising challenger in the Indian market. DTA adopts a strategic business model that allows its group entities to collaborate on product development, production, exports, sourcing, and research activity to provide innovative, cutting-edge, and best-value products to customers. DTA’s vision is “to develop mobility solutions to embrace a better life for people and the planet,” and is aligned with Daimler Truck’s purpose, “For all who keep the world moving.”
As a general trading company, the Sojitz Group is engaged in a wide range of businesses globally, including buying, selling, importing, and exporting goods, manufacturing and selling products, providing services, and planning and coordinating projects, in Japan and overseas. The Group also invests in various sectors and conducts financing activities. The broad range of sectors in which Sojitz operates includes those related to automobiles, plants, energy, mineral resources, chemicals, foodstuff resources, agricultural and forestry resources, consumer goods, and industrial parks. Sojitz has run so many kinds of automotive business all over the world such as CKD production, wholesale, and Retail. In the case of the business in the Philippines, Sojitz has been engaged in the automotive business since 1969.